How can a willow tree cure a headache?

People actually used to chew on the willow bark to ease pain. In the past century scientists discovered that the reason this worked is because willow contains a chemical called Salicylic acid. This chemical is also found in the plant known as meadowsweet. Salicylic acid is what’s used to make the drug Aspirin. Aspirin is commonly used for headaches.


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